posted on May, 17 2005 @ 09:27 AM
I have mixed feelings about this: I respect the man's bravery, yet jumping off the tower does seem a little foolish. Also, it is apparently not so
hard to smuggle a parachute to the Eiffel Tower. Makes you wonder about security.
Preliminary investigations indicated that the man planned to film his jump as part of publicity for a Norwegian clothing brand, police said.
The man, 31, entered the tower on Monday evening with a hidden parachute and a helmet that had a small video camera attached to it, said the official
at Paris' police headquarters.
Upon reaching the Eiffel Tower's 115-meter-high (380-foot-high) second deck, the man jumped. Investigators believe his parachute got caught in the
tower's structure, causing it to detach from his body.
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
May he rest in peace. The unspecified sponsor of the jump should feel ashamed.